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Glas Tulaichean (1051m), near Glenshee, Southern Highlands, Scotland

Summary

This was a lengthy hiking route for a short winter's day at New Year, but the weather was superb and we had some great views throughout the walk.  Glas Tulaichean is a fairly remote munro in the southern Cairngorms, reached via Glenshee in Perthshire.  We aimed to avoid the crowds around the ski centre at the top of Glenshee.

  • I'll remember most the great views towards Cairngorm and Lochnagar.
  • The best bit, was sitting in the snow on the summit having lunch, with scarcely any wind to bother us
  • The worst bit was the icy trail back down in the glen at the end of the walk
  • The funniest bit was the little boating pond near the start of the hike
  • I was surprised by the speed of a large bird high over the glen - was it an eagle?
  • Word of warning - as for any winter walks in the Scottish Highlands, make sure to have plenty of warm clothing.

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Contributed by: Andrew Llanwarne

 

Approaching the summit of Glas Tulaichean

Approaching the summit of Glas Tulaichean

Key Facts

Location west of Spittal of Glenshee, Perthshire, Scotland
When it was walked 3 January 2006
Walk type High hills and mountains
Difficulty Requires a reasonably good level of fitness and strong footwear
Distance approx 16km approx
Time taken approx five and a half hours
Height climbed 850m (2800 ft) approx
Map used if any Ordnance Survey 1.50,000 Landranger map of Braemar (no.43)
Source of info on walk Previous climb, and Scottish Mountaineering Club Book of The Munros  
Getting there By car via Blairgowrie and Spittal of Glenshee, parking at Dalmunzie Hotel (£2 charge)
Places to stay In Blairgowrie, Spittal of Glenshee, or Dalmunzie Hotel
Places to eat/ buy food

Blairgowrie, Spittal of Glenshee, Dalmunzie Hotel